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Posted On April 6, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Report: WWE Creative Team Burnt Out by Vince’s Demands

In an exclusive follow-up to our last report concerning World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon calling a Raw meeting following WrestleMania, we can now report, after speaking with a number of key WWE insiders, that a majority of the creative team feels extremely burnt out right now and has apparently never been worked so hard by Vince. “The revisions and constant reviewing of the TV scripts are becoming so dramatic and belabored, the writing team members are comparing themselves to the announcers when Vince is screaming into their headsets duringRead More

Posted On March 30, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jeff Hardy’s TNA Future, Future TNA Storylines, Linda Hogan

- According to TNA sources, there has been no determination made regarding the future of Jeff Hardy with TNA Wrestling. It’s very possible that it won’t even be discussed until after his April 20th court date. He’s been telling TNA management for months that everything is going to be fine but they have a hard time trusting him for obvious reasons. Jeff Hardy is not backstage at this week’s TV tapings and rumors of him returning as a babyface are false. There haven’t even been any talks regarding that. TheRead More

Posted On March 24, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

The Rock More Willing For WrestleMania, WWE Releases, More

- The actual numbers for WWE’s show at Madison Square Garden last weekend was 18,500 fans for a gate of $795,000. This is 700 fans short of a sell-out and possibly WWE’s largest non-PPV gate ever in the United States. – While several WWE talents are expected to be released after WrestleMania, most of those will likely not come as a result of WWE Superstars on WGN America being canceled, as some are speculating. WWE is planning to still tape Superstars for their website and international TV markets. Still, severalRead More

Posted On March 10, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

More Detailed Off-Air Notes From This Week’s SD Tapings

Report courtesy of Judy Stephenson and ProWrestling.net … These were the best seats I ever had at the Toyota Centre. I was glad I bought early. The arena filled up nicely by the time Smackdown started taping. Michael Cole’s heat is amazing; as I said, Josh Mathews coming out between the two of them must be bad for his self esteem. When Booker T got his massive reaction, he walked from one end of the stage to the other, waving and smiling, which announcers don’t usually do. He also slappedRead More

Posted On February 24, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Vince McMahon High On Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler’s Storyline

It’s said that Vince McMahon is loving the current Michael Cole vs. Jerry Lawler storyline as he gets to live vicariously through Cole. Most of Cole’s key lines on TV are fed to him by Vince. The current angle with Cole and Lawler is being patterned after Lawler’s most famous angle ever, the one in the early 80’s with comedian Andy Kaufman.Read More

Posted On February 20, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Shawn Michaels Speaks On His Wrestling Future, Hunting Show

Shawn Michaels was interviewed at the first annual fund raising dinner for The Outdoor Adventure Foundation, Texas Chapter, yesterday. Here’s what he said about his future in wrestling, thanks to Amarillo.com: “I’m not going to wrestle again. The only way a 185-pound guy made it in that business is to do something nobody else ever did. The best thing I can do is to stay retired, because nobody ever stays retired. I’ll still be part of the company. You never really get out of the WWE unless you’re wearing concreteRead More

Posted On February 20, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

JR Blog: Elimination Chamber, Smackdown Going Live, More

- Jim Ross is back with another blog on jrsbarbq.com. Here are highlights: Smackdown going live: “No…I don’t ever see Friday Night Smackdown going live, full time IE weekly. It might happen occasionally but it isn’t cost effective or travel friendly to do live TV on Mondays, Fridays, and some Sundays and still try to do live event touring. Makes no sense.” The Angle-Jarrett storyline in TNA: “An emailer asked me what I thought about recent TNA storylines involving Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Jarrett and their children. I’m not aRead More

Posted On February 10, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Bischoff Talks March 3rd iMPACT!, TNA’s Success, “They” & More

TNA’s Eric Bischoff was one of the featured guests on this week’s live edition (02/07/11) of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem: MNM’s nine-year anniversary special. Eric Bischoff Says “Nature Boy Isn’t Going Anywhere,” Reveals Just How Close We Were To Seeing The Main Event Mafia Return To TNA/His Opinion On The Unveiling Of “They,” The Latest On Sting’s TNA Future, Hulk Hogan’s TNA Return, What He Credits For The Recent Success In The Ratings For TNA, How The iMPACT Viewing Experience Will Be Different On March 3rd, Whether The ConstantRead More

Posted On February 9, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Former WWE Diva Maria Comments On Her Future In Wrestling

Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis posted a blog on her Facebook account responding to those who feel she is not passionate about the wrestling industry because she no longer wrestles. I want to make a comment about the wrestling world because a lot of people are saying that I’m not passionate about wrestling because I am not still trying to wrestle. I was completely in love with wrestling and would have done it for the rest of my life if it had a retirement/family plan and fulfilled me creatively. IRead More

Posted On February 3, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jeff Jarrett Talks iMPACT! & PPVs, Working With Karen & Kurt

Busted Open with Jeff Jarrett Hosts: Dave LaGreca and Doug Mortman Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4 PM ET Sirius 125, XM 241 Here are some highlights of what Jeff Jarrett said about: If there are more plans for TNA to take Impact and PPV’s on the road: “There absolutely are. The touring business is a very very tough business first and foremost. Me growing up here in Nashville certainly around the music business, there’s a lot of hard work that goes in to taking a show on the road….It isRead More

Posted On February 1, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

What Happened After WWE Raw Went Off The Air

Reader Ryan Hanley sent in this live recap of what happened after Monday’s RAW went off the air: After Raw went off the air, Jerry Lawler thanked the crowd in Providence, saying he wanted to invite everyone down to the ring to celebrate. He couldn’t do that, so he invited The Miz down to celebrate. Miz and Riley entered the ring and mocked the crowd for supporting King. Miz said, “All I have to say is this” to King, and went for a cheap shot. King blocked and threw MizRead More

Posted On January 31, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Details On Booker T’s Autobiography, Update On Booker/Nash/WWE

Medallion Press announced today that Booker T has signed a deal to publish an autobiography detailing his story “from rags to riches”. The book will be titled “From Prison to Promise” and is co-written with Andrew William Wright. It is due out in September 2012. I haven’t heard the latest on Booker T’s contract status but based on the way he and Kevin Nash were booked in last night’s 40-man Royal Rumble match, it doesn’t appear either have signed deals. Booker wouldn’t commit to signing anything longer than 6 monthsRead More

Posted On January 20, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JR On Working As A Referee On Tuesday, Rumble Winner Pick, More

Jim Ross wrote the following about working as a referee in the dark match main event at Tuesday’s Smackdown taping in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also gave his favorite to win the Royal Rumble. Below are the highlights: I found out about the need for me to be in Tulsa EARLY Tuesday morning as I had not planned on making the 200 mile round trip after just getting home from a 6 day road trip. A Twitter follower inferred that she thought that I likely wanted to be on the showRead More

Posted On January 12, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Ring Of Honor’s HDNet Television Show Ending In April

In a surprising turn of events, Ring of Honor’s TV deal with HDNet has expired and they will no longer be airing on the network after April 4th. The promotion released the following statement late this evening: “Ring of Honor completed its 2 year TV contract with HDNet. During this time “ROH on HDNet” fans witnessed many great matches, the introduction of the ROH Television Title, and the crowning of new tag champions, among other historical moments. HDNet will air new episodes of ROH until 4/4/11. Please continue to supportRead More

Posted On January 5, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

The Latest On John Cena’s & Rey Mysterio’s WWE Status

- As noted before, Rey Mysterio has been pulled from this weekend’s WWE live events and will be replaced by Big Show in matches against Alberto Del Rio. This is part of John Laurinaitis agreeing to give Mysterio an even easier schedule while he’s working around the shoulder tear. Rey will continue to work all TV tapings and pay-per-view events but will be working limited live event dates for the time being. – There’s still no word yet on the severity of John Cena’s hip injury or if he willRead More

Posted On December 31, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Mickie James Feels WWE Dropped The Ball On Her Music Career

ESPN.com Page 2 writer Josh Stewart posted comments on his blog from an interview he recently conducted with Mickie James that weren’t featured in the piece. The TNA Knockout said her former employer, World Wrestling Entertainment, had a chance to coordinate her music career, but didn’t. She feels it’s difficult for talent to have outside projects under their auspices. “They had every opportunity to jump onboard if they wanted to, and I would have welcomed it,” she said. “If they wanted to wrap a tour around some of the liveRead More

Posted On December 23, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn Indy News, News

Sean “X-Pac” Waltman To Host New Online Show; Details

- Former WWE star Sean “X-Pac” Waltman announced he will be hosting a new show on Cowheadtv.com on his Twitter page last night, and it is scheduled to debut January 5, 2011. The following are some messages compiled from the official Twitter page of former WWE, WCW and TNA star Sean “X-Pac” Waltman: It will be a call-in show with Skype capability, interviews with the biggest names in wrestling and other celebs. It’s not a radio [show], it’s a TV webcast. I will be covering everything about wrestling, as wellRead More

Posted On December 22, 2010By Daniel PenaIn News

Gene Snitsky Comments On Coloring His Teeth Dark Yellow

In early 2007, Gene Snitsky debuted a psychotic madman character on World Wrestling Entertainment’s now-defunct ECW brand. He drastically changed his appearance for the role by shaving his hair and eyebrows, and giving his teeth a darkish yellow hue. He revealed details behind his teeth being made yellow during an appearance on the Right After Wrestling radio show. “I hated (painting my teeth yellow),” Snitsky revealed. “I had to carry this vial around that looked like nail polish, get my teeth dry, apply the stuff, air brush it dry, itRead More

Posted On December 13, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Funny Note On Live SmackDown Show, Raw Pre-Sale Code

- “Michael Cole and JBL” are been touted as the hosts for next week’s live SmackDown in many TV listings. – RBCWWERAW is the pre-sale code the April 25th RAW taping from Raleigh, NC. The pre-sale begins at 9AM this Wednesday.Read More